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Lasers & Sources

USB 2.0 Industrial Beam Analyzer

Ophir-Spiricon has announced the new BA150 Industrial Laser Beam Analyzer. The BA150 is a laser beam profiling system that analyzes key laser parameters in order to maintain peak performance of precision material processing lasers. A compact and self-contained unit that fits in almost any glove box type laser system, the BA150 includes a state-of-the-art USB 2.0 silicon CCD camera and advanced beam analysis software. The system monitors all key laser beam parameters for 1064nm pulsed and CW industrial Nd:YAG, diode, and fiber lasers up to 150W. The BA150 is an integrated system, so there is no need for beam modifying splitters, attenuators, or other components.

The BA150 Industrial Laser Beam Analyzer measures a variety of parameters, including beam profile, average laser power, energy per pulse, pulse rate, and temporal pulse width. All measurements are made independently of the laser power supply and can be output to a PC to be recorded in digital form for storage and analysis. The system can be set to flag deviations from normal beam parameters for process control.

The BA150 is based on the company's newly released SP620 USB 2.0 Silicon CCD Camera designed specifically for laser beam measurement applications. The SP620 features the highest dynamic range in the industry, up to 64dB; a programmable, high-speed electronic shutter; and a photodiode synch to capture scattered laser light at even the most challenging nanosecond pulse rates.